My Journey #5: A bit of a diversion...

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Blog entry by Trimble posted 09-29-2010 04:58 PM 1051 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So, I just posted my entry about working on my daughter’s dollhouse. Well, about halfway through that, I was interrupted when my wife commissioned me to actually make something out of wood with a purpose. The conversation went something like this:

Her: I need to stop at home depot and get some pvc pipe to make a thing for our son to store his swords.

Me: ... um… Or, I could make a sword rack out of wood.

Her: You’re still not giving up on this woodworking tangent you’re on, are you…

Me: I have some 2×4’s I could use to build it!

Her: Oh, and I need you to do the dishes too…

Me: I saw a sword rack on LumberJocks that I could sort of copy!

Her: Don’t forget to get the dishes from downstairs too.

That’s pretty much out our conversations usually go.

Anyway, I went out to the workshop, and scooted all of the dollhouse stuff out of the way. Luckily, it was all spread out on some sheets of wood on saw-horses, so it was easy to stack up and tuck away.

So, my son gets quite a bit of joy out of his collection of toy swords, and they end up laying all over the place, and have no real home. So, I took two days in the middle of the dollhouse project and whipped up This:

It’s all made from one 2×4 that I had in my shop. It’s unfinished, but that’s because I don’t actually have any finish stuff yet. I’m still learning. I used what I think is the standard style with tenons through mortises and keys to pin them together. At least, I assume that’s what they’re all called. Hehehe.

Sadly, this isn’t enough to hold all of the swords, and I’ll need to build a second rack just like this one. But, I need to get the dollhouse done first, since my daughter’s birthday is coming up fast.

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